November 2016, Vol. 243, No. 11


Company & Association News


Association News The American Gas Association (AGA) elected Pierce H. Norton II as chair of its Board of Directors for 2017. Norton is president and CEO of ONE Gas, Inc. in Tulsa, OK and was elected alongside several other officers during AGA’s annual corporate meeting in San Diego, CA. Other boa..

Editor's Notebook

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: Not So Peaceful

Protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project certainly aren't "peaceful."


‘New World Order’ Re-shaping Natural Gas Storage 

As the International Energy Agency (IEA) observed in June, dramatic changes are underway in the world’s natural gas trade. Thanks to shifting demand patterns, suppliers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from producing countries such as the U.S. and Australia increasingly will need to look for new homes..

High-Pressure CO-2 Pipeline Isolation Breaks New Ground

Pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group completed the world’s first leak-tight double block and bleed isolation of a high-pressure CO-2 pipeline system. The project, on behalf of Kinder Morgan, was part of a pipeline intervention and isolation operation on a high-pressure, 30-inch carbon dioxid..

Horn of Africa Pipelines Garner Foreign Attention

Pipeline construction projects in the Horn of Africa peninsula are receiving interest from foreign investors.

IPLOCA’s 50th Anniversary Convention – Paris

The IPLOCA Convention is an annual gathering of the leading global players in the pipeline construction industry. It takes place over five days and registration is restricted to IPLOCA regular members, associate members, corresponding members, academic members, honorary members, media partners and g..

Is the Era of Cheap Natural Gas Over?

Natural gas prices have been low for years as shale gas drillers continued to break records with higher and higher production. But just as the oil markets have gone through a very painful bust that is leading to a drop-off in supplies, the market for natural gas is going through a similar period of ..

Keystone State Earns New Respect as Energy’s Land of Opportunity

To capitalize on its energy renaissance, Pennsylvania needs more pipeline construction projects.

Lack of Pipelines Hurting Natural Gas Producers in Colorado

Natural gas producers in Colorado have a problem. It’s not a problem that’s unique to them, but it’s potentially more serious than the problem encountered by frackers elsewhere. Colorado, home to the Niobrara shale play, is the fourth-largest natural gas-producing state in the nation, according to ..

Pipeline Leak Detection Expected to See Muted Growth Through 2020

With new pipeline construction projects happening worldwide, the global leak detection equipment market is expected to experience steady growth.

Pipeline Paralysis and the Urgency of Plan B

Oil and gas companies struggling to get pipeline construction projects approved in Canada need to develop a plan B.

Proactive Valve, Actuator Maintenance Programs for New EPA Compliance

To comply with EPA regulations, pipeline operators need to implement proactive valve, actuator, and linebreak detection system programs.

Spectra Energy Says Rapid Corrosion, Other Factors led to Salem Pipeline Incident

According to Spectra Energy, corrosion is to blame for Pennsylvania gas pipeline explosion.

Thriving in a Major U.S. Shale Play: The Bakken Unpacked

To capitalize on booming oil and gas production in the Bakken Shale, completing pipeline construction projects is critical.



An overview of the latest updates to pipeline regulations in America.

In The News

In the News

An overview of pipeline news taking place in the United States.

World News

A look at pipeline news across the globe.

Sabine Ruling: What Pipeline Companies Can Do To Protect Their Contracts

Houston-based Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. recently announced confirmation of the oil and gas exploration and production company’s plan of reorganization, allowing it to emerge from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding with just $350 million of its original $2.8 billion in debt. Facilitating that outcome..



An overview of worldwide pipeline construction projects.


New ILI Service Introduced at IPC

New ILI service from the ROSEN Group helps make pipeline inspection easier.

Why Smart Gas Metering Solutions is the Need of the Hour

For natural gas companies, there is growing pressure to deliver more energy, increase profitability and minimize financial losses. Greater expenditures are needed to ensure system integrity and replace aging infrastructure. Operators must also reduce operating costs and tightly control capital budge..

What's New

What’s New

Inline Services Inline Services newly designed Pig Pole/Pusher Combo incorporates several new features. It is made using fiberglass making it a safe way to launch and receive a pig. The pole features a hook on one end for retrieving and a slide push plate assembly that can be secured over the hook ..